- Five ten soles on berghaus hiking boots
I e-mailed them and tried to ring but got no response so put it on the back burner. Feet first in Chesterfield do the same but charge £45 for the job so I too am looking for the Flat pedal/warm feet solution. I thought about buying some cheap Goretex/e-vent boots from somewhere like Sports Direct. The sole might not be ideal but might work out cheaper in the long run.Posted 4 years ago
Does anyone know ( live on the Isle of Man by the way) where in the uk I can either get some five ten soles put on these boots or where I can buy the soles and get them fitted on the island?
I’ve got the flat pedal/ frozen toes/ no thermal flat pedal/ arctic boots for winter, dilemma thing going on .
The boots as they are are lovely and warm but my SSnanotechs just convey my foot forward on each revolution.
PPosted 4 years agotorquilMember
I can do them, well if I hadn’t crashed at Antur Stiniog and broken my ankle I could !!!! I should be healed enough to work in a couple of weeks.
I run Llanberis Resoles in North Wales and I resole MTB and climbing shoes.
but it does depend a bit on the boot – not all walking boots will take a sheet rubber sole, I put dotty rubber on plenty of skate shoes and climbers approach shoes which are generally simple, but if the walking boot looks like it has a moulded sole unit that comes up and around the boot then they may not be do-able, if it a separate rubber sole on top of a foam midsole that could be peeled off them they are ok.
I charge £35 + postage (or drop off in Llanberis) I believe Lancashire are £40 and I thought FeetFirst were £45
Do email/ring me if you need more info. Details on the website.
TorquilPosted 4 years ago
Come on five ten PLEASE make some uk friendly arctic waterproof boots
Impacts are pants in the winter. Skate shoes no better. Can you imagine how fast a winterised 5.10 would sell-out in the UK? I cannot fathom why they don’t make one given how many other shoe types they make. It’s not like the UK is the only cold-wet place in the world where people want to use flat pedals.Posted 4 years agojeffskowskiMember
I would think they do not make them as no one else seems to. If they are not losing market share to a competitor there seems to be no need to spend thousands of dollars on R&D and tooling. I would also hazard a guess that there’s a relatively small proportion of riders Globally that need/want such a product.Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
I’ve just got some cheap airwalks (£20) for use with flat pedals, but wandering how good they’ll be when I need to get off/push, what does the ‘dotty rubber’ grip like off bike?
Airwalks are cheap for a reason and one of those reasons is the fact that the standard sole is about as grippy as a freshly buttered weasel.
Bolt some Stealth Dotty on and you won’t know what’s hit you, it’s unbeleivable. It’s the same type of rubber used on proper climbing boots and slippers. As has already been said, it sticks like the proverbial to a blanket.Posted 4 years ago
Hydrophobic foam is used throughout the shoe to improve drying properties
A good start.
“I would also hazard a guess that there’s a relatively small proportion of riders Globally that need/want such a product.”
yeah it’s just us handful of freaks still using flatties 😉Posted 4 years ago
how many of them want a … sticky cycling boot/shoe for riding bikes in pig awful weather
Frankly, anyone not living in a dry climate e.g. all northern Europe countries, northern US states, Canada, new Zealand, far-eastern countries. Anywhere but the Med, Australia and California 😉Posted 4 years ago
I’ve gone for feet first £30. + pp the soles are injected moulded ie solid….. They are happy to take them on and just do the soles not heels etc ( no need)…… If it all works out I’ll have an arctic/ goretex/ waterproof / flat pedal boot …. hmmm if it all works out…. watch this space … Cheers for input/ humourPosted 4 years agotorquilMember
As for airwalks with dotty soles – thats what I ride with, currently on their third sole and the uppers are getting pretty shot but they have been amazing, all for £18 (ok the soles are free for me but you get the idea).
Dotty rubber off the bike is excellent on rock, not so hot on wet grass – but thats the same for any of the original soles on a 5.10 shoe or similar.
£30 from FF is a good deal, I’d charge less if you only wanted the halfsole too, the rubber is the main cost with MTB shoes, its crazily expensive even at trade.
I’d be interested to see a shot of the results though and how you feel they ride afterwards. I’d think most walking boots would have soles that are too thick – I’ve thinned down the EVA midsole and then changed the rubber on a GTX non-bike shoe to turn it into a winter MTB shoe before, that can work well on the right shoe.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, I’m not sure what’s wrong with the Five Ten hive mind on this one. The requirements are obvious – just get a proper breathable waterproof upper (such as Goretex) with a proper gusseted tongue (most water gets in when you splash through a puddle and throw the water over the laces area, or if you have to step-off /fall off into a puddle)Posted 4 years ago
Then add a stealth rubber sole that has nobby bits on the tip of the toe and on the heel (so you can push up muddy slopes with it). Sure, they’d come out at about £150, but everyone here would buy them. And their prices creep up each year anyway! And even though they keep making their new shoes in retina burning, vomit inducing disco colours, as long as there is a black/ grey version, it would be fine. There’s a ‘winterised’ Freerider VXI coming out, but what they really need is a five-ten version of this:
Hi Tec Sierra Lite
I’ve got the boot version and it’s awesome, but the Vibram sole is just under par for proper MTB use.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/101274024@N03/?saved=1 Well, joined the flickrmebob thing and uploaded my photo, I think !!!!! Please have a look if it works or let me know if it doesn’t . Incidentally I tried them out last night just a little pre ride warm up and they felt “the dogs”
PhilPosted 4 years agocreameggMember
Come on five ten PLEASE make some uk friendly arctic waterproof boots ….
stuff 5:10, id rather have something like a Northwave Celsius with a flat pedal friendly sole. I’ve got some 5:10’s now and even though I love the grip, they’re heavy and clunky and useless for winter.
I may have to consider SPD’s for winter which I don’t really wantPosted 4 years agocreameggMember
Don’t know if you misread the thread but these are Berghaus walking boots that have had a five ten sticky sole put on by ” feet first”
If your replying to my comment then I fully understood you and my comment was directed to the comment quoted in my post.
I may consider doing something similar if I cant find what I want off the shelfPosted 4 years ago
I’m currently in Italy for 3 weeks so haven’t used them in anger yet. Wish I’d worn them for the IOM end to end last week though as it was quite a mudfest.
They’re more for mid winter/ thermalongs etc really but just for you as soon as I’m back IOM I’ll give them a blast.
2nd hand Solomons + £30 … Can’t go wrong just do it!!!Posted 4 years ago
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